Archive for October, 2013

AIC Project Nur Event, “Tomorrow’s World: Religion or Science?”

10/31/2013 | Blog

Below is a wrap- up from AIC’s fourth event in a six-part lecture Science and Islam series, Tomorrow’s World: Religion or Science: Dr. Khaleel Mohammed, Professor of Religion at San […]


On Egypt aid, White House wants Congress to figure way to keep pipeline flowing

10/30/2013 | Uncategorized

The Obama administration asked Congress on Tuesday to find a legislative work-around that would keep Washington’s aid to Egypt flowing, calling the assistance crucial to U.S. interests in the region.


Kyl & Lieberman: Too much crisis, too little defense

10/30/2013 | Domestic news

The recent paralysis in Washington underscores the profound risk of managing from crisis to crisis. But even though the shutdown and the debt-ceiling battle are barely behind us, there’s another […]


Syria’s ability to launch chemical attack said to be limited after key equipment destroyed

10/29/2013 | Uncategorized

International inspectors have destroyed in four weeks nearly all the equipment used by Syria to prepare munitions for chemical warfare, dramatically reducing the country’s ability to launch a large-scale attack […]


Islamophobia: Panel in NY on Persecution of Women and Girls in Middle East

10/28/2013 | Blog

by Anna Borshchevskaya On  October 29, 2013,  UN Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Religion  Heiner Bielefeldt   will present his annual report  to  the United Nations.  On the heels of this event, […]


In Syrian civil war, emergence of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria boosts rival Jabhat al-Nusra

10/28/2013 | Uncategorized

REYHANLI, Turkey — While the emergence of al-Qaeda’s Islamic State of Iraq and Syria as a major force in the Syrian civil war has caused deep concern for many rebels, […]


Sit on the U.N. Security Council?

10/25/2013 | Uncategorized

On October 17, Saudi Arabia was elected by the United Nations General Assembly to a nonpermanent seat on the Security Council. The next day, Riyadh made a stunning announcement: It […]


Report says sequester may be new funding ceiling for Pentagon budget

10/25/2013 | Domestic news

Sequestration may not be the worst-case scenario for Pentagon budgets — defense spending could drop even lower in the next decade, a new report argues.


AIC September 2013 Newsletter

10/24/2013 | Newsletters

IN THIS ISSUE: AIC Tunis Launches “The Leader” Competition, Salute to Ramadan in Boston, and introducing AIC’s newly redesigned website. Click here to read the newsletter.


Rep. Smith: Armed drones ‘no perfect instrument,’ but welcomes DoD shift

10/24/2013 | Domestic news

WASHINGTON — The top House Armed Services Committee Democrat on Thursday applauded a White House plan to shift America’s armed drone program from the CIA to the Pentagon.